Mombasa Day City Tours | Mombasa
Day Sightseeing Informative Excursion/ Tour of the Mombasa.
Tour Presents Some of the Best Highlights of Mombasa
Town - a Colorful Old City Includes Vegetable Markets,
Jesus Museum, Akamba Woodcraft at Changamwe Etc. | Kenya
is the second largest City in Kenya on the Indian Ocean.
The total distance from Nairobi, Kenya to Mombasa, Kenya
is 274 miles (500 kilometers)
City Tour (Tour
Duration: Half Day)
City Tour Half Day
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Tour Half Day takes you to Mombasa Town the
second largest city in Kenya, which is on the island,
diverse and intriguing population, women in dark bui-bui
or wrapped in brilliant multicolored kanga, a visit
to Fort Jesus, the old town, Baobab forest, Elephant
Tusks and Akamba Woodcraft.
On the tour, you will
visit the following historical and cultural places:
the Fort Jesus, the Mwembe Tayari open-air market, the
local bazaars, handicraft carvers, walk through the
famous curvy alley-roads and the business district.
from your beach hotel in the morning and drive to Mombasa.
Begin the tour with a visit to the Baobab forest along
Mama Ngina Drive before proceeding to Fort Jesus Museum
built by the Portuguese at the end of the 16th century.
dominates the entrance to Mombasa Harbor and commands
good views over the Old Town. The Fort is now a national
monument and houses an interesting museum.
through Mombasa the second largest city in Kenya and
which is located on an island. It is a steamy, tropical,
low-rise city with asymmetrical streets, languid pace,
and a diverse and intriguing population. It is mostly
a Swahili town and women can be seen chattering by in
dark bui-bui or wrapped in brilliant multicolored kanga.
is also a port and a commercial center and has a long
and complex history. Walk through the streets of Old
Town up to the Old Port to see the Dhows. The old town
is a maze of narrow streets, mosques and crowded buildings,
some with impressive carved doors or intricate balconies.
visit the Mackinon market, Elephant Tusks and Indian
Temple before proceeding to Akamba Woodcraft at Changamwe
where you can see the craftsmen at work and select your
carvings at the lowest price you can ever get in the
world. Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel.
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City Half Day Tour
departs daily from your Mombasa hotel at the time of
City Tour Half Day Price Include:
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Visit historical and cultural sites, bazaars, African
artisans and art market and Fort Jesus Museum
Pickup from your hotel in Mombasa - South or
North Coast at 0800 hours and drop-off to your hotel
Professional English speaking guides. All are
experts in the African wildlife, culture, and tour guiding,
many of who speak other European languages
City Tour Half
Day Prices do not Include:
Minimum of two persons required
Tips or gratuity, drinks; travelers insurance; laundry,
communication charges, visas
International airfares and airport taxes; meals, sightseeing
not included in the package; optional activities
expenses such as transfers to/ from the airport (supplement
airport transfer cost applies for tours starting from
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is the second largest city in Kenya, lying on the Indian
Ocean. It has a major port and an international airport.
The city is the centre of the coastal tourism industry.
The original Arabic name is Mombasa; in Swahili it is
called Kisiwa Cha Mvita (or Mvita for short), which
means "Island of War", due to the many changes
in its ownership.
town is also the headquarters of Mombasa District which,
like most other districts in Kenya, is named after its
chief town. The city has a population of 727,842 and
is located on Mombasa Island, which is separated from
the mainland by two creeks: Tudor Creek and Kilindini
island is connected to the mainland to the north by
the Nyali Bridge, to the south by the Likoni Ferry and
to the west by the Makupa Causeway, alongside which
runs the Uganda Railway. The port serves both Kenya
and countries of the interior, linking them to the Ocean.
The town is served by Moi International Airport.
town is mainly occupied by the Muslim Mijikenda/ Swahili
people. Over the centuries, there have been many immigrants
and traders who settled in Mombasa, particularly from
Iran, the Middle East, Somalia and the Indian sub-continent,
who came mainly as traders and skilled craftsmen.
after four or five generations, their descendants continue
to contribute highly to the economy of present day Mombasa
and Kenya as a whole.
dress for the Swahili women is a brightly colored, printed
cotton sheet called a kanga, which may have inspirational
slogans printed on it. Muslim women wear a covering
known as a bui bui, that is traditionally black, along
with a head covering called a hijaab, and sometimes
wear a veil called a nikab, also known as the "ninja".
Men wear a type of sarong, which is colored in bright
bands, called a kikoi.
a coastal town, Mombasa is characterized by a flat topography.
The town of Mombasa is centered on Mombasa Island, but
extends to the mainland. The island is separated from
mainland by two creeks, Port Reitz in south and Tudor
Creek in north.
has a warm, tropical climate. Winter months are slightly
warmer than summer. The amount of rainfall depends essentially
on season. The rainiest months are April and May, while
in January to February the rainfall is minimal.
is a major trade centre and home to Kenya's only large
seaport, the Kilindini Harbor."Kilindini"
is an old Swahili term that means "deep".
The port is so called because the channel is naturally
very deep. Kilindini Harbor is an example of a natural
geographic phenomenon called a ria, formed millions
of years ago when the sea level rose and engulfed a
river that was flowing from the mainland.
is the centre of coastal tourism in Kenya. Mombasa Island
itself is not a main attraction, although many people
visit Old Town and Fort Jesus. North of Mombasa Island
is Nyali, Kenyatta,
Bamburi, and Shanzu
of the town, there is Shelly, Tiwi,
and Diani beaches. Several luxury hotels
exist on these beaches, while most of cheaper beach
hotels are located farther away from the town. Other
local industries include an oil refinery and the Bamburi
exact founding date of the city is unknown, but it has
a long history. It must have been already a prosperous
trading town in the 12th century. During the pre-modern
period, Mombasa was an important centre for the trade
in spices, gold, and ivory.
trade links reached as far as India and China and oral
historians today can still recall this period of local
history. Throughout the early modern period, Mombasa
was a key node in the complex and far reaching Indian
Ocean trading networks, its key exports then were ivory,
millet, sesamum and coconuts.
the late pre-colonial period (late 19th century), it
was the metropolis of a plantation society, which became
dependent on slave labor (sources contradict whether
the city was ever an important place for exporting slaves)
but ivory caravans remained a major source of economic
became the major port city of pre-colonial Kenya in
the Middle Ages and was used to trade with other African
port cities, Persia, Arab traders, Yemen and even India.
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